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A Firm Foundation
Bible Study Lisa Hughes
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6.What did Paul mean in verse 21 when he said that he sought to win those to Christ who were
See 1 Cor. 10:27; Gal. 3:2; 5:1.7.Explain what Paul means when he says that though he was free from the Law of God (the Law of Moses) he was still subject to God's commands under the law of Christ. See Rom. 3:8-10; 8:12-13;Gal. 5:13-25; 6:2.8.How does understanding our identity as slaves of Jesus Christ influence how we live and how werespond to other believers? How is that a different mindset than the “Christian libertinism”
somany adhere to today?9.Warren Wiersbe writes, “It is unfortunate that the phrase “all things to all men” (1 Cor. 9:22) has been used and abused by the world and made to mean what Paul did not intend for it to mean. Paulwas not a chameleon who changed his message and methods with each new situation. Nor wasPaul a compromiser who adjusted his message to please his audience. He was an ambassador, not a politician! ...In his personal life, Paul so lived that he did not offend either the Jews or the Gentiles.He did not parade his liberty before the Jews, nor did he impose the Law on the Gentiles. Was Paul behaving in an inconsistent manner? Of course not. He simply adapted his approach to differentgroups.”
What are some ways you have or have not followed Paul's example of reining in or usingyour freedoms wisely in order to win people to Jesus Christ and strengthen them in the faith?10.Paul's motivation for everything he does and everything he explains in this chapter is summed upin verse 23 (and also the end of verse 22). What is his driving passion?
is someone who acts without moral restraint and casts off moral codes of conduct. So a
would be someone who pushes their freedoms to the point of sinning. They consider grace as a free pass for engaging in sinful or questionable behavior,and which would cause others to stumble.
Warren W. Wiersbe,
The Bible Exposition Commentary
(Wheaton, Ill.: Victor Books,1996), 1 Co 9:15.
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